Erin Keever

Senior Producer, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She joined WFAE as an intern in 2006 and has since worked as a researcher, production assistant, food blog editor, on-air announcer, and now senior producer. She's a graduate of UNC Charlotte, but before that attended UNC Greensboro where she proudly worked at her college radio station WUAG. Erin is a native Charlottean and still misses the Spaghetti Warehouse from back when SouthEnd was gritty.

Have an idea for the show? Email her at ekeever@wfae.org or follow her on Twitter: @ErinKeeverWFAE

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Many people are staying at home. Others have had to stop work. Most of us are separated to some degree from family, friends and co-workers. The changes we’re experiencing can cause anxiety and depression. Mental health experts share some tips on managing the stress of all this.

This show originally aired April 23, 2020.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We get a checkup on the economy. How much grimmer might things get before we start bouncing back?

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mayor Vi Lyles talks about plans to help small businesses recover and City Manager Marcus Jones shares details of the proposed city budget, which takes into account the economic downturn.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Closed restaurants mean many of us are cooking – some for the first time – and, as this drags on, you may be running out of ideas. We have some inspiration.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Exactly when North Carolina's economy will reopen is uncertain. What is certain is that the reopening will happen slowly. Meanwhile, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. We check in on how they’re doing and how they’re planning for an uncertain future.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Many people are staying at home. Others have had to stop work. Most of us are separated to some degree from family, friends and co-workers. The changes we’re experiencing can cause anxiety and depression. Mental health experts share some tips on managing the stress of all this.

Mecklenburg County

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

It’s the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, and we tackle something that came out of the environmental movement by going into everything you want to know about recycling.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 

Join Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins for a special broadcast: "Coronavirus In North Carolina: The Statewide Impact Of COVID-19."

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Quarantainment! There's entertainment available to you on TV during this stay-at-home period. Several critics clue us in on what TV can offer.

This show originally aired March 31, 2020.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

There are challenges to buying and selling homes during the coronavirus outbreak. We check up on Charlotte's already tight housing and rental market.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Quarantainment! There's entertainment available to you on TV during this stay-at-home period. Several critics clue us in on what TV can offer.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Gyms, theaters, hair and nail salons have been ordered to close along with restaurants because of the coronavirus pandemic. We find out how they intend to weather the storm, especially now that Mecklenburg County has issued a "stay at home" order.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Now that cases of COVID-19 have appeared in the Charlotte area, Mike Collins and a panel of experts spent an hour answering listener questions about the spread of coronavirus in our community.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Charlotte's most successful author and most well-known forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs joins Mike to talk about her latest book "A Conspiracy of Bones."

Programming note: This show was originally planned as a live event, which has been canceled.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Is fixing our city’s upward mobility challenge really possible? Harvard University researchers think so and one of them will make that case.

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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Experts say diets don't work. Not for long-term weight loss, anyway. So why do we keep trying them and supporting the multi-billion-dollar diet industry? We explore a possible solution to escape "diet culture" – intuitive eating.

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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

In 1898, Wilmington was the site of a rare event, the violent overthrow of a duly elected local government. White supremacists forced black officials to resign at gunpoint. Journalist David Zucchino shares the story.

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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Finding a solution to the crisis faced by Charlotte’s arts sector: Arts and Science Council President Jeep Bryant and others explain what’s at stake and make their cases for the latest solution.

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Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

The economic outlook for 2020. Things are booming and that boom has gone on for quite some time. Is there an end in sight – or more of the same? Experts in three different sectors prognosticate.

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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Local governments have begun to pass resolutions promising not to pass laws they believe might violate the right to bear arms. It’s happening here and we examine the impact.

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